Remote Learning Package

by Darussafaka Society
Remote Learning Package

Nearly 1000 Darüssafaka students, without a mother or a father, who have been remote-learning from their family homes in 70 cities of our country for a year and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic, are returned to Darüssafaka, their abode of compassion.

We prepared welcome back our students one more time after a year and a half, as Darüssafaka, where students have been happily running in its corridors, waking up peacefully in its dorm, and where warm food has been cooked in its kitchens and students have worked in its study halls since 1863.

We are both a school and a home to these children. We have prepared for the 2021-2022 school year with this understanding in mind. With your support we will carry through this difficult year too, and as it has always been for the last 158 years, we will continue to turn promising gems into valuable assets who will change the future.

Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

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Today, the 158-year-old Darussafaka Society creates a better future for high potential students who lost one or both parents and are from financially disadvantaged communities.  At its school, the Society provides high-quality formal education to eligible students, starting at fifth grade through to the end of high school.

Every year, fourth-grade students who lost one or both parents apply for the Darussafaka Entrance Exam.

The Darussafaka Entrance Exam was held in 28 cities, on 20 June 2021 and 1508 students have participated in the exam. Later a week, the exam results have been announced. 120 students passed the exam successfully and have the right to begin their education at the Darussafaka Schools in September 2021, on a full scholarship and full boarding status. 

Darussafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. The Society can achieve this goal by offering full scholarships to all students who are admitted to its schools, thanks to the unwavering support of its donors. Darussafaka Society receives no state funding. In addition to all educational expenditures, student’s daily needs such as clothing, accommodation, food, and health services are all covered by donations to the Society. Darüssafaka also supports its graduates by providing scholarships for their university education.

Each student at Darüssafaka is a member of one of the most extensive and connected families in Turkey. The sense of fraternity, and the support that comes with it, remain with our students throughout both their personal and professional lives.

Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

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Being the first private school, established by a non-governmental organization, Darussafaka Society has been providing education with full scholarship to children, whose mothers or fathers are not alive, financial status is insufficient and who are successful, starting from the 1st grade of the secondary school to the graduation from the high school, in boarding school and college level in English since 1863. Darussafaka aims to become one of the most respected and best schools both in Turkey and in the world, that provide quality education to underprivileged and talented fatherless and/or motherless children. Furthermore, Darussafaka aims to raise leaders who are life-long learners, self-confident, modern and socially conscious by providing equal opportunity in education.

Overall at Darussafaka, there are nearly 1000 students from different provinces of Turkey. Darussafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. Every year, fourth grade students who lost one or both parents can enter the Darussafaka Entrance Exam and this year the exam will be held on May 30, 2021, in 28 different provinces of Turkey. Those who successfully pass the exam will have the right to begin their education at the Darussafaka Schools in September 2021, on a full scholarship and full boarding status. 

We would like to kindly inform you that Darussafaka Society receives no state funding. In addition to all educational expenditures, student’s daily needs such as clothing, accommodation, nutrition and health services are all covered only by your donations to the Society.

In that sense, thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

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Darussafaka Society was founded in 1863 with the aim of providing equality of opportunity in education to needy, talented children who had lost their fathers. Since then, it has maintained its presence with this mission of "equality opportunity in education."

Today, the 157 years old Darussafaka creates a better future for high potential students who lost one or both parents and from financially disadvantages communities. At its school, the Society provides high quality formal education to elligible students, starting at fifth grade through to the end of high school. Overall at Darussafaka, there are approximatetely 1.000 students form all over Turkey.

Darüssafaka Educational Institutions started the 2020-2021 academic year with distance education on 31 August due to the pandemic. Only 12th grade students continue face-to-face education.Tablets and books were sent to students who have just started Darüssafaka in this year. Students who have just started Darüssafaka received tablet use training on the week of 14 September and started a distance education program on 21 September.

Darüssafaka Educational Institutions provided technical support to all students and teachers. The course schedule has been sent to all students. The lessons are held online between 09:00 AM - 03.20 PM.

Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

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Darüssafaka Society was founded in 1863 with the aim of providing equality of opportunity in education to needy, talented children who had lost their fathers. Since then, it has maintained its presence with this mission of "equal opportunity in education".

Today, the 157 years old Society creates a better future for high-potential students who lost one or both parents and are from financially disadvantaged communities. At its school, the Society provides high-quality formal education to eligible students, starting at fifth grade through to the end of high school. Overall at Darüssafaka, there are approximately 1.000 students from all over Turkey.


Darüssafaka Society has made decisions due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting the whole world lately.  Now that we have received a more definitive guidance from the Ministry of Education (MEB), we have decided to start online/remote instruction for all our students for safety purposes. We have improved the digital infrastructure of educational institution for remote learning. Afterwards, we have met our students' internet package and tablet needs. Our effort is to make them feel as if they study together in the classrooms of Darüssafaka, with the same enthusiasm they always feel.

We would like to express our gratitude for our dear donors, who have been supporting our mission for 157 years now. Thanks to you, we have been raising conscious individuals who are to create a better world.

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Darussafaka Society

Location: Maslak, Istanbul - Turkey
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Twitter: @Darussafaka
Project Leader:
Evrim Erbilen
Maslak, Istanbul Turkey
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